Monday, August 17, 2009

Guide Questions for Ballet Philipines "Master

1. How does the first part of the show, composed of five dance vignettes and excerpts from full-lenghth ballets, highlight the vibrant diversity of Philippine culture and society? Among the five dance vignettes/excerpts, what is your favorite and why?

2. In what way does the second part of the show, made up of three dance numbers, exemplify Susan Sontag's idea that in the art form ruled by Terpsichore a transfiguration occurs and that "the dancer is the dance"? How do these three dance numbers embody Merce Cunningham and Lincoln Kirstein's definition of dance as "a spiritual activity in physical form"?

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